Are you a young adult experiencing chronic pain?
Students and researchers from the University of Toronto and the Toronto Academic Pain Medicine Institute at Women’s College Hospital are interested in learning about the experiences of young adults with chronic pain as they navigate the transition from adult specialty chronic pain services to community self-management.
The purpose of our study is to examine:
- The perspectives of young adults with chronic pain as they navigate the transitions between adult specialty chronic pain services to community self-management
- The meaningful identities of young adults with chronic pain
Why we are interested in conducting this research:
- Little is known about the patient perspective of a successful healthcare transition, or what supports they use and benefit from. Gaining a better understanding of this issue and how we can enable young adults to better manage this transition and their condition will help to improve short and long-term impacts on identity, healthcare experiences, and meaningful activities of young adults with chronic pain
- The interview may touch on some sensitive topics and will include questions about your experience with health care providers and how chronic pain impacts your life.
- The study findings may improve the understanding of current health care access of young adults with chronic pain, such as yourself, as they manage their health care in the community.
- As a participant you can expect to complete a single one-on-one 1-2 hour telephone or zoom interview with a student researcher
You are eligible to participate if you meet the following criteria:
- Between the ages of 18-28
- Living and have received health care services in Canada for chronic pain
- Able to speak and understand English
- Not experiencing a physical or mental health crisis
If you’re interested in participating email YACresearch@wchospital.ca or ask your healthcare provider to contact the research team. A member of the research team will follow-up with you within a couple days of you contacting them. Thank you for your interest in this study.